Week of March 21
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Spring has sprung! We are very excited in the Peapod room for the flowers to bloom and hopefully nice weather. We have some new springtime ideas for decorations for our room. We will keep you updated. Some of us are really improving our fine motor skills. We are able to balance the blocks by ourselves and also able to balance a ball on the blocks! We tried the tunnel this week again. We had one brave baby willing to crawl through it. We will keep trying. Ms. Lu read Chicka Chicka Boom Boom by Bill Martin Jr. and John Archambault. Ms. Laura and Ms. Melissa sang “Mr. Golden Sun.”
Happy Friday! We had so much fun this week. We ripped up some tissue paper in our sensory bin and made a really big mess on the floor! It’s okay though because we helped our teachers clean it up. We also got to use stamps this week! We stamped some wonderful flowers and horses. We colored on a large piece of paper again! We love expressing ourselves all over and even a little on the floor. We used our waffles blocks to create amazing little sculptures that our teachers and friends really loved. We can’t wait to see what next week holds for us!
We had a great week in the Seedlings room! We had a lot of fun playing outside. We love racing our cars, playing in the house, and going down the slide. We have been practicing our balancing skills on the mushrooms and some of us are very confident standing all by ourselves.
In the classroom, we’ve been decorating the room for spring. The Seedlings loved using dot art markers to color some animals and paint yellow bumblebees. We have lots of fun saying “buzz, buzz”.
During circle time, we read Today is Monday by Eric Carle and singing “The Wheels on the Bus”.
Also, we did a fantastic job with our fire drill this week!
This week in Little Sprouts we got ready for spring time! We added new decorations to our classroom, and had fun finding all the little birdies hanging on our windows! We really enjoyed trying water color painting, and seeing how all the different colors can blend together. We also had a fire drill, and did really well! Our favorite book this week was No David by David Shannon, and I think we all have it memorized. We cannot wait to explore different types of flowers next week!
This week in beanstalks we explored the letter Xx. We also began to talk about Spring and all the wonderful things it brings such as butterflies. We discovered how they go from an egg to a caterpillar to a cocoon to a beautiful butterfly . We read The Very Hungry Caterpillar as well as Blue Truck : it’s Springtime . We made the letter X into an X-ray and butterflies using markers we then sprayed them with water to see what happened. We continued to review our numbers and shapes as well as identifying our names and the letters that make our name. Next week we will learn about the weather and how important it is for us and the environment!
Beanstalks II is learning about Pets! This week we talked about how to take care of them.
We practiced our colors while feeding the dog bones and feeding the bunny the correct number of carrots after rolling a dice.
We practiced finding shapes and coloring them. The kids enjoyed cutting scales to create a fish then gluing on the tail, fins and face. Beanstalks II also made a pet cat.
Our books this week: Pets by Jill McDonald, Pets All Around by Sarah L. Schuette, and we learned a lot about taking care of animals from Encyclopedia Pets and Pet Care by David Alderton.
We continued our study on pets in Saplings. This week we focused what pets eat and how to take care of our pets. We learned that pets need a lot of the same things we do like food, water, and love but also different things like going on walks or a clean litter box. We read Little Kids First Big Book of Pets from National Geographic Kids, Dot the Fire Dog by Lisa Desimini, and Tinyville Town: I’m a Veterinarian by Brian Biggs. We started to get ready for spring by creating tissue paper flowers. Check out our work on our shared bulletin board with Miss Amelia’s and Miss Pam’s class! Saplings practiced 1:1 correspondence by building a leash for dogs and we practiced spelling our names using magnetic letters. Have a great weekend!
Pre K 3
This week in Pre K 3 we focused on where pets live. We learned that pets live in different places. We read Maggi and Milo by Juli Brenning and Swimmy by Leo Lionni. We matched pets to their homes! We also designed our own aquarium for our pet fish. We added seaweed and pebbles to our aquarium. We helped the dog find its way back home by rolling the dice and moving that many spaces. We made our own pet fish! Adding gills, scales, and more!
Also, this week we did a few St.Patrick’s Day activities! We counted gold coins and added them to our pot! We decorated shamrocks with green tissue paper. We searched for gold letter coins hidden in rainbow beads. Our two favorite books were Looking for Leprechauns by Sheila Keenan and The Littlest Leprechaun by Brandi Dougherty. We tried to catch our own Leprechaun but his was too quick!! Although he did leave a treasure hunt for us and at the end we found a pot of gold!
Pre K 4
The themes in Pre K 4 this week were St. Patrick’s day and the pond. The children enjoyed working on their fine motor skills while doing their weekly journal, a writing prompt and completing Handwriting Without Tears. Additionally they answered a question of the day every day. A few questions included – How much gold can fit in a pot?, What swims faster a duck or a fish? and Would you rather be a leprechaun or a unicorn?
Other activities we focused on throughout the week included number clip cards, filling in the missing number and pond addition. Later in the week we focused on rhyming words, a lowercase letter search and letter matching.
During large group we discussed the life cycle of a frog, what we know about turtles and who lives in a pond. The children were fascinated to learn the differences between a toad and a frog.
A few of the books that were read during the week were In The Small Small Pond, Froggy Goes to Hawaii and There Was An Old Lady Who Swallowed a Frog.